CompactPCI is a modular 3U
(or 6U) Eurocard based passive backplane system used for high integrity control and
communication systems. The system architecture offers a 32 or 64 bit data bus for very
high performance systems. CompactPCi is maintained by the PICMG (PCI Industrial Computers
Manufacturers Group) Consortium along with a number of ruggedized bus and inter-board module
standards. CompactPCI cards are designed for fast and easy change over within standard racks -
they can also include hot-swap functionality. The combination of metal front panels and
positive retention makes them suitable for high shock and vibration applications in defense
and industrial equipment as well as high availability communication systems.
AMP offer a four channel, full resolution frame grabber / MPEG-4 compression card which is used in many demanding defense applications.